Gall induction may benefit host plant: a case of a gall wasp and eucalyptus tree.


Gall-inducing insects display intimate interactions with their host plants, usually described as parasitic relationships; the galls seem to favor the galler alone. We report on a case in which the presence of the galls induced by Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle (Hymenoptera; Eulophidae) benefit its host plant, the river red gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpt009


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